Extractive industries Raising awareness of the devastating effects of extractive industries on environments, communities and the climate

7 November 2017

At a high level conference today on financing Europe's shift to clean energy, EU energy chiefs once again showed blindness to the danger to the climate of Europe's gas addiction.

24 October 2017

After over six years of campaigning against fracking by Friends of the Earth Scotland and local communities, the Scottish government announced on 3 October to effectively ban unconventional oil and gas extraction - in short: fracking – in the whole country.

On 24 October, the Scottish Parliament voted in support of the government’s proposal.

Scotland

Friends of the Earth Europe works to prevent the extractive industries from destroying people's lives, the environment and the climate. We believe that resources should be utilised fairly and sustainably. Enforceable rules and practices are required to ensure that natural resources are a blessing, not a curse.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Colin Roche
  • Antoine Simon